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Autodesk Smoke on Mac: Control the Creative – Empower Your Pipeline WEBCAST April 7, 2010

March 31, 2010 Leave a comment

 Join Autodesk for a webcast on April 7, 2010 for “Smoke on Mac: Control the Creative – Empower Your Pipeline”

Date & Time: April 7, 2010 11:00am-12:00pm (PDT) Location: Online

Keynote Speaker: Dean Schirm

Learn how you can use Autodesk® Smoke® for Mac OS® X to keep entire creative projects in house.

In this session, we will show you how to unleash your creative potential and grow your business by adding Smoke’s powerful toolset to your workflow. We will demonstrate Smokes end-to-end workflow and the advantages of an integrated finishing suite.

Moving easily between conform and visual effects in a single application we will show how Smoke empowers artists by leveraging industry leading tools. You will also see Smoke’s true 3-D compositing environment and how it allows you to build on your existing creative cut.

The session will close with an interactive Q&A.

To register for this webcast and webcast details, click here to register

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Avid NAB Afterhours Events 4/12 & 4/14 Las Vegas

March 31, 2010 Leave a comment

Monday April 12, 2010

NAB: Avid After Hours featuring Interplay Media Asset Manager

Join Avid for a special after hours gathering at the Avid booth to get an up-close and personal look at how the new Avid Interplay® Media Asset Manager can help you better monetize your assets, integrate your production teams and become more agile as a business.

Monday, April 12, 2010

6:00 pm ~ 7:30 pm
Avid Booth SU902 – Upper South Hall
Las Vegas Convention Center

See how this integrated technology framework can help you manage and adapt your business, enable you to handle an extensive array of file-based media and metadata, streamline and automate workflows, and distribute content to new emerging platforms.

Presentation and demonstration

Following the presentation


Avid After Hours events offer a relaxed show experience where you can mingle over drinks, network with industry colleagues, nurture relationships with Avid executives, and of course — have fun. This event will feature an executive presentation about the ways Interplay Media Asset Manager can help better serve your customers and a demonstration of its technology.


NAB: Avid After Hours featuring New Workflows with Canon and Matrox

Please join us for a special NAB after-hours gathering in the Avid booth to get an up-close and personal look at how Avid, Canon, and Matrox are working together to bring you new Avid® video workflows. Mingle over drinks, meet Avid executives and colleagues.

Find out how you can:

Accelerate your file-based workflows with AMA (Avid Media Access)

Eliminate copying, transcoding, logging and transferring media with Canon’s new AMA plug-in for its new XF codec

Discover a new, cost-effective, high-quality monitoring solution from Matrox

Then, relax and have fun.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


NewTek to Give Away $60,000 in Prizes at NAB 2010

March 22, 2010 Leave a comment
March 22, 2010
Show attendees registering at NewTek Booth SL10814 can win one of four NewTek TriCaster HD portable live production systems
LAS VEGAS – NAB Show – March 22, 2010 –  NewTek, manufacturer of industry leading video and 3D animation products, today announced the
TriCaster™-A-Day Giveaway at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show running April 12 to 15 in Las Vegas. NewTek will give away one TriCaster TCXD300 high definition/standard definition (HD/SD) system once a day during NAB. Show attendees can find registration postcards on the front of the NAB Show Daily distributed on Monday, April 12 and at the NewTek MINI® HD Portable Live Production vehicle parked in front of South Hall. Attendees can also complete a registration postcard at the NewTek Booth SL10814.
Drawings will be held once a day Monday, April 12 through Thursday, April 15. Winners  will be notified by email. In addition to the TriCaster-A-Day Giveaway, NewTek will be hosting “Stream or Die:How to Capitalize on Portable Live Production,” an event bringing together top broadcast minds as they reveal the art and science of next-generation live production. This event will be held Tuesday, April 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. PT at the Las Vegas Renaissance Hotel. NewTek is also encoring its TriCaster NAB Upgrade Guarantee. Customers can trade-up any TriCaster™ portable live production system purchased between January 15 and April 12, 2010, for full purchase price credit towards any new TriCaster product introduced at the 2010 NAB Show.
For more information regarding NewTek at the 2010 NAB Show, visit: or contact Germaine Williams* at 210-370-8000. For up-to-the minute details on NewTek at NAB, follow NewTek on Facebook (NewTek) and Twitter(@NewTekInc).
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Key Code Media (Santa Monica) Hosts LAdobe User Group Meeting March 25, 2010

March 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Key Code Media will be hosting the monthly LA Adobe User Group meeting on Thursday March 25, 2010

Join LAdobe on Thursday night, March 25th at 7pm at our new location at Key Code Media at 1004 Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica

March 25: Last year’s Photoshop Idol winner and more Photoshop goodies

 Parking is available on the street for free after 6pm. Remember, all LAdobe events and meetings are always free to attend.

For our March meeting we have at least two presentations set for the Lightning Round. This is the portion of our program where we offer our members a chance to share a few quick tips on various Adobe apps without having to do a full program. For this Lightning Round we already have Photoshop tips in place from Dan Kaufman and David Foto and we’re looking for more. If you have an Adobe tips or series of tips and can present in anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes, please contact LAdobe with your Lightning Round ideas.

For our main presentation, we have last year’s Photoshop Idol winner, Martin Bruinsma, who is back to show off some of the latest techniques from some of the best billboard designs. With all the latest advances in billboard design thanks to the controversial digital billboards sprouting across LA, this is going to be a very interesting session.

We’ll have a number of Photoshop and other design books to give away from all our major publishing sponsors and free food and beverages from Key Code Media and Function. So we hope to see you in Santa Monica at Key Code Media on the 25th!


Editors’ Lounge NAB Panel at Key Code Media (Burbank) March 26, 2010

March 18, 2010 Leave a comment

AlphaDogs and Key Code Media present a very special Editors Lounge


Friday March 26, 2010

It’s time once again to break out our crystal balls, Tarot cards and tea leaves, and discuss what 2010 will mean for post production, with an emphasis on trends expected for this year’s NAB.

Many of your favorite Editors’ Lounge panelists are back:

Howard Brock (Emmy winning editor / Co-founder, Matchframe Video)

Terence Curren (Founder/Ceo, AlphaDogs Inc.)

Mark Raudonis (VP Post Production, Bunim/Murray Productions)

Lucas Wilson (Assimilate Inc.)

Debra Kaufman will be moderating with what promises to be a very lively discussion.

Please note that this special Alpha Dogs Editors’ Lounge event is taking place at
Key Code Media in Burbank

Capacity will be limited to the first 75 online registrations by March 25, 2010


6:00pm -7:00pm
BYOB and Complimentary Appetizers

07:00pm – 9:00pm 
Panel Discussion


March 26, 2010


Key Code Media
270 South Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
(between Olive & Alameda)  





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Digital Vision & Key Code Media Present “Bring High End Color Grading to Your Avid Projects From Start to Finish” March 18, 2010

  Digital Vision and Key Code Media Invite You to Join Us On

Thursday March 18, 2010

“Bring High End Color Grading to Your Avid projects From Start to Finish”

 Integrated Workflow Solution with Avid & Digital Vision


You are invited to an exclusive evening event that will feature a presentation of the most efficient and powerful, non destructive, file based post workflow collaboration, the Digital Vision Film Master and Avid Media Composer.

Digital Vision Product Specialist, Gary Jackemuk and Key Code Media Director of Technology, David Sconyers will demonstrate the integrated workflow between Avid and Digital Vision, including Unity SAN collaboration, AAF, MXF based metadata round-trip and native digital camera format supports.  


At this event you will also learn:  

  • How to create & carry color grading decisions from “on set” to “Digital Dailies” and then ready for Avid Media Composer in native MFX/DNXHD format
  • New features in Avid Media Composer v4 to help increase productivity and revenue
  • How to conform the Avid AAF timeline side of Film Master to the high resolution DNxHD, DPX, R3D, RED Files, ARRI files and other formats while viewing the media directly from the Unity 
  • Apply advanced color grading tools to deliver the best possible image for unprecedented development looks
  • Apply advanced image restoration tools such as grain, de-grain, scratch and dust removal and optical effects
  • How to manage the difficult task of tracking color grading decisions across complex editorial changes
  •  Lock picture and deliver directly to tape master, file master for film out or back to Avid for mastering

Join us for complimentary cocktails and appetizers and also meet Keith Roush, Senior Colorist and Founder of Roush Media, who has been working with these innovative end-to-end workflows on a variety of exciting projects at their Burbank post production boutique facility.

Digital Vision is the first company to demonstrate a truly efficient end-to-end workflow with Avid, showcasing instant access to media and timeline metadata from Avid Unity Isis and Avid Interplay.


6:00pm-6:30pm Check In & Cocktail Reception
6:30pm – 8:00pm Demonstration

Thursday March 18, 2010


Key Code Media
270 South Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
(between Olive & Alameda)